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Old 06-02-2005, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: "Crack" noise on either forward or backcast

When a Bull Whip makes that cracking noise it's because the "popper" on the end of the whip is actually moving at the speed of sound. What you hear is actually a small sonic boom. You can cause the same thing to happen to the leader, tippet and of course the fly. I have broken hooks, tippets and frayed leaders being impatient about getting the forward cast going. I have found that a number of faults can be corrected by simply allowing enough time for the back cast to finish before beginning the forward stroke.

Phil R.
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